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your recommendation for schools to apply

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Akanksha Sharma, Indian, Female, 28

Hello,
I have taken the GMAT three times (640, 660: Q49 V32, final: 720) with a Q47 V41 finally. I did my undergrad from Purdue University in computer engineering and graduated with a 3.2 GPA. During university I did a 4 term coop (3 summers 1 semester) as a software developer at the vfx company Technicolor. I graduated from Purdue in Dec 2015 and worked at the Georgia Department of Revenue (Atlanta) as a consultant for 2 years. Now, I am considering applying to B-schools for Fall 2019, and I see the top 10 B schools in USA have a GMAT average of 720+
My question is:
1) Should I retake the GMAT and try to get a 740+ or begin my applications for Round 2 to the B schools. Consequently, based on your experience and expertise with student profiles, does my profile have the potential for a top 10 school in the USA of which some of my dream schools are Wharton, Harvard, Colombia, Yale, Booth and Berkeley?

2) Is the Harvard HBX core program beneficial to significantly strengthen MBA application acceptance at the top 10?

Will be greatful if I could get some insight from you to decide how to proceed: retake GMAT and apply; apply to B-schools after a few more years if my aim is the top 10; and hence get more work experience;

Thank you,
Akanksha Sharma
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Akanksha Sharma, Indian, Female, 28

Hello,
I have taken the GMAT three times (640, 660: Q49 V32, final: 720) with a Q47 V41 finally. I did my undergrad from Purdue University in computer engineering and graduated with a 3.2 GPA. During university I did a 4 term coop (3 summers 1 semester) as a software developer at the vfx company Technicolor. I graduated from Purdue in Dec 2015 and worked at the Georgia Department of Revenue (Atlanta) as a consultant for 2 years. Now, I am considering applying to B-schools for Fall 2019, and I see the top 10 B schools in USA have a GMAT average of 720+
My question is:
1) Should I retake the GMAT and try to get a 740+ or begin my applications for Round 2 to the B schools. Consequently, based on your experience and expertise with student profiles, does my profile have the potential for a top 10 school in the USA of which some of my dream schools are Wharton, Harvard, Colombia, Yale, Booth and Berkeley?If you aim for these top programs-- I do suggest you wait for R2 and try for 740+

2) Is the Harvard HBX core program beneficial to significantly strengthen MBA application acceptance at the top 10? The HBX core program has great content and should be useful- but don't expect it to get you into HBS-- or any other top program just on doing that program.

Will be greatful if I could get some insight from you to decide how to proceed: retake GMAT and apply; apply to B-schools after a few more years if my aim is the top 10; and hence get more work experience; For really top MBA programs having just 2 yrs of work is on the light side-- you could continue your work-- strive for a promotion of some kind-- and keep studying for GMAT-- where I think you will present even stronger in a year-- and I encourage you to seek out a consulting firm to help you navigate all this and put your best foot forward-- you can seek a consult with us to learn more at this link: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/consult/

Thank you,
Akanksha Sharma

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